Curriculum vitae

Publications list

PhD dissertation

Awards and honours

TV & radio interviews


Spy satellites

Dutch meteorites

Asteroid discoveries

Asteroid (183294) Langbroek

Megaliths (travel blog)

Odonata (Dragonflies)

Astronomy software

Weather station


Public PGP key

Website first online in 2000
This version went online in 2017

- 15 September 2018: - On Dutch national tv where I talked with the Dutch news backgrounds program EénVandaag about why it would be a bad idea if the Netherlands would switch our times to permanent "summertime".

- 20 June 2018: - I talked live with Paul Ross on the UK Radio station TALKradio about the arrival of the Japanese Hayabusa 2 space probe at asteroid Ryugu (choose the 4:30-5:00 timespan in top of the window to hear the segment).

- 5 June 2018: My first modest entomological paper has appeared in Notulae Odonotalogicae, reporting the 4th ever sighting of the seldom seen damselfly Palaiargia ernstmayri which I photographed in New Guinea in 2016.

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At the Palindo megalith, Bada Valley, Sulawesi

Welcome to the website of Dr Marco Langbroek

I am a multidisciplinary scientist and science educator. My research topics include Palaeolithic archaeology, meteorites, asteroids and military space ("spy satelites").

RTL Late Night About me: - I am a Dutch archaeologist (PhD, Leiden University 2003) with a research focus on the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic, and a secondary interest in megaliths. I am involved in research in multiple fields of science, including asteroids (of which I discovered several) and meteorites. I track classified military satellites ("spy satellites"), analyse their behaviour, and blog about that on my SatTrackCam blog.

I have worked as an academic researcher (archaeology, meteoritics and space) at Leiden University, the VU University Amsterdam, and Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Dutch National Museum of Natural History). In 2007, I received a VENI grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) to study spatial behaviour and cognition of Neandertals.

I am currently working for the municipal heritage organization Erfgoed Leiden, and an external consultant on Space Situational Awareness issues to the Space Security Center of the Royal Dutch Air Force. For Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the former Dutch National Museum of Natural History), I am researching the Dutch meteorites Diepenveen and Broek in Waterland.

(c) 2017 by Marco Langbroek